RTTNews - Friday, a report from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed that the jobless rate climbed to 16.1% in the January to March period from 11.9% in the same period last year. The number of unemployed increased to 3.8 million from 2.6 million in the previous year.

At the same time, the number of employed decreased to 19.7 million from 19.8 million in the previous year. The employment rate moved down to 38.5% from 39.3%.

In the January-March period, there were 23.5 million persons in the labor force, up from 22.5 million in the same period last year. The labor force participation rate rose to 45.9% from 44.6%.

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